ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
DIRECTOR | SERGIO LEONE
STARRING | CHARLES FUCKING BRONSON, HENRY FONDA, JASON ROBARDS, CLAUDIA CARDINALE
STUDIO | PARAMOUNT
RELEASE | 5.31.11
Open up your copy of The Big Book of Fact and tell me what you find under the heading of “Greatest Western Ever Made.” That’s right. Charles Fucking Bronson, sporting that impassive smile/smirk that he alone somehow manages to make intimidating.
Seriously, just try to pull that look off. Now, see, when you do it, you look like somebody just suggested something stupid in a meeting. When Charles Fucking Bronson does it, he looks like a badass. That’s why he’s Charles Fucking Bronson.
There is simply too much to be said in praise of Leone’s masterpiece, so I’m really not even going to begin. Haven’t seen it? Fucking get on that. Not a fan of Westerns? Well, one, fuck you, and two, this is on the short list of the Greatest Films Ever Made, period. So make an exception. Already own it? Fuck it, buy another one! They could change the color of the box and re-release it ever year and it’d still be worth watching each and every time.